Sunday 8 November 2020
Updated: Monday 2 November 2020 (due to changes in government guidelines)
Please note we have changed our plans for Remembrance Sunday to meet the current COVID-19 guidelines. Whilst we cannot gather for the traditional ceremonies, we have organised a number of different activities that will honour the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community. We welcome suggestions for additional activities and are happy to list the activities of other community groups and organisations. Let us know your thoughts by contacting Workington Town Council:
01900 702986 or
The service at St Mary’s Church has now been cancelled due to the change in government guidelines. A Service of Remembrance will be broadcast live on their Facebook page:
The union flag will be raised at the Town Hall by the Mayor of Workington.
The parade and service at the Cenotaph will not take place in Workington. Vulcan Park will remain open as usual throughout the day. Individuals are welcome to lay a wreath but must ensure they follow social distancing guidelines. A 2-minute silence will be observed at 11am.
Our Lady and St Michael’s Church will livestream a Service of Remembrance at 2.15pm. This is traditionally the start time for the service at the Cenotaph. The livestream is available via the following website:
St Michael’s Church will also be closed on Remembrance Sunday due to the change in government guidelines. A Service of Remembrance will be broadcast live on their Facebook page:
AROUND THE TOWN
Look out for the silent solider silhouettes. The silhouettes were first displayed in 2018 as part of the ‘There But Not There’ project but are now displayed annually. The soldiers will be installed at Moss Bay (near the Forgehill estate), Workington Railway Station, Jubilee Corner on Oxford Street, and on Church Road in Harrington.
Painted pebbles in Vulcan Park. A display of pebbles painted with poppies. Anyone can contribute a pebble, but they need to drop them off in advance to Workington Town Council or the Royal British Legion (Workington branch).
WW1 Roll of Honour in Vulcan Park. A display listing the WW1 Roll of Honour by ward.
Window displays. We are asking residents and businesses to send in photographs of their Remembrance themed window displays. The photographs will be featured on the Workington Town Council Facebook page and on the colour screen in the town centre.
Please note, the government guidelines for COVID-19 may change and adjustments will be made as required.